A Conversation with the Prosecutors Who Tried United States v. AseraCare: Lessons from a False Claims Act Jury Trial

Date: December 10, 2019

Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern

Location: Webinar (access instructions e-mailed upon registration)

Contact: Kenneth Horton

Commentary on United States v. AseraCare has mainly focused on the Eleventh Circuit’s September 2019 appellate decision that a “clinical judgment of terminal illness” warranting Medicare hospice benefits cannot be false under the False Claims Act if “there is only a reasonable disagreement between medical experts.” But there’s much more to learn from this case.

Please join us for this unique webinar focusing on the underlying trial in the case, featuring two of the former federal prosecutors who tried it to an Alabama jury and moderated by former federal prosecutor and Nixon Peabody partner Adam Tarosky. You’ll gain proven strategies and practical tools to successfully manage your next jury case. The discussion will include:

  • Medicare hospice benefit
  • Implications of trial bifurcation
  • The government’s case at trial
  • AseraCare’s case at trial
  • The trial testimony of the medical experts and other witnesses
  • The jury verdict in favor of the government
  • Facts disclosed during summary judgment briefing that the jury never heard

There will be time for Q&A as well. This webinar is complimentary to attend. Please join us on December 10!


  • Adam R. Tarosky, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Eva Gunasekera, Of Counsel, Finch McCranie LLP
  • Renée Brooker, Of Counsel, Finch McCranie LLP

Continuing Education

This course is eligible for 1.0 CLE credit. Click here for continuing education details.

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